Tag: HMV

Secrets of the EMI Archive – 3

Nipper and His Master’s Voice – a little history By David Hughes MBE – Trustee of EMI Archive Trust. Dear old Nipper! His importance and significance to the music business has inevitably faded in recent years but his was the face that launched a million records. Not only that, the name of the painting gave… Read more »

Secrets of the EMI Archive – 2

Queen Mary’s Doll’s House Gramophone The 78 record pictured (top) was made specially for the Queen’s Doll’s House. It measures just 3.4cm across and plays ‘God Save The King’.  By David Hughes MBE – Trustee of EMI Archive Trust. Surely, as a child or adult, you will have visited Windsor Castle, the current Queen’s favourite… Read more »

D-Day Landings reported by ‘The EMI Home Guardian’ June 6th 1944

‘The EMI Home Guardian’ is a little known newspaper created for and by C-Coy. 17th Btn. and the Home Guard based on the EMI Factory site, Hayes, Middlesex throughout WWII. This extract, written 75 years ago, marks the D-Day Landings, 6th June 1944, one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations. ‘The EMI Home Guardian’ Since… Read more »